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Andy Gardiner

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  • Senator's child with Down syndrome inspires legislation

    As Andy Gardiner and his wife, Camille, drove home from the Orlando hospital with their newborn son 11 years ago, in shock at having just learned he had Down syndrome, they made a decision that reverberates in the Florida Legislature today. With Gardiner...
  • In Legislature, practical Republicans battle obstructionists

    In Legislature, practical Republicans battle obstructionists
    There is a war raging in Tallahassee. It is not, however, between Republicans and Democrats. It is between Republicans and other Republicans. Between the practical and the ideologues. Between the solutionists and the obstructionists. Between...
  • Reacting to outcry, state Senate limits school testing

    TALLAHASSEE — Responding to the ongoing backlash about Florida's standardized testing, the Florida Senate on Thursday passed a sweeping bill that would place limits on the use of tests in the state's public schools. The vote followed two days of...
  • House budget chief: No dancing with Senate on Medicaid expansion

    House budget chief: No dancing with Senate on Medicaid expansion
    TALLAHASSEE – In the most adamant remarks yet from House leaders, Rep. Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes, said Thursday the chamber “won’t dance” with the Senate on Medicaid expansion. “We’re not dancing this...
  • Gardiner push for disability education options clears Senate

    Gardiner push for disability education options clears Senate
    TALLAHASSEE – New funding, service and education options for disabled students and their parents took a major step forward Wednesday as the Senate passed a batch of bills to expand scholarships and offer higher learning programs. The bills all...
  • Florida senators meet with feds over health care money

    Florida senators meet with feds over health care money
    TALLAHASSEE — Amid growing budget discord that could derail this year's session of the Florida Legislature, Senate President Andy Gardiner dispatched two top Republican senators to Washington to talk with federal officials about more than $1 billion...
  • Halfway through session, lawmakers resolve next to nothing

    Halfway through session, lawmakers resolve next to nothing
    TALLAHASSEE — Nearly halfway through Florida's legislative session, consensus remains elusive on nearly every major issue: health care, conservation, school testing, the budget and tax cuts. The only substantive bill that has been passed so far...
  • Senate to Obama: We don't like new Cuba policy

    Senate to Obama: We don't like new Cuba policy
    TALLAHASSEE --  After sometimes-emotional discussion, the Florida Senate went on the record Tuesday opposing President Obama's decision to open diplomatic relations with Cuba. Senators approved in a voice vote what is known as a "memorial" (SM 866),...
  • 10 questions for House on health: Editorial

    10 questions for House on health: Editorial
    Why would House Republicans let their opposition to Obamacare stop them from doing what's best for Florida? State senators took another big step toward expanding health coverage to 800,000 uninsured Floridians last week, unveiling a budget that builds...
  • Florida Legislature, homelessness: weekend topics

    Florida Legislature, homelessness: weekend topics
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: Brent Trotter, CEO and president of the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, talks to Greg Warmoth on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. Trotter discusses the...
  • RPOF names interim staff

    RPOF names interim staff
    The overhaul of the Republican Party of Florida finally has led to an interim staff, though a permanent staff still is in the waiting. Veteran political adviser David Johnson will lead. Since Blaise Ingoglia won the chairmanship in a surprise move...